How to Apply the Tape When Replacing Grips on Golf Clubs

By Greg Lindberg

For all golfers, it becomes necessary to replace the grips on golf clubs. You can take your clubs to a golf pro shop to have them replaced, but you can also save time and money by replacing them yourself. Professionals and golf experts highly recommend that you replace your grips at least once every golf season.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy
Step 1
Use the knife and cut and strip the old grip off of your club. Experts also recommend that you tighten your club to a workbench vice or clamp as to be to cut sufficiently. Cut away from yourself, either straight down or diagonally.
Step 2
Use cleaning solvent and an old cleaning cloth to remove all of the extra adhesive that is stuck onto the club. Make sure that you dry the club completely before continuing.
Step 3
Mark with a pencil where the new grip will extend to. Keep your club in the workbench vise for the applying the double-sided tape.
Step 4
Apply the double-sided tape by beginning from the top of the club and working the the tape into a spiral all the way down to the marking you made. Once the grip area is completely covered, remove the outside of the tape.
Step 5
Slide the new grip over the tape and squeeze it tightly with your hands all the way down to your marking.
Step 6
Remove your club from the vice and allow the grip to dry for a few hours.

Tips & Warnings

If you choose, pour some of the solvent over the tape and grip area after taping and before adding the new grip, as recommended from the Golf Equipment Source website.
When cutting the grip off, make sure not to cut too deep to scratch the metal of the club. Don't use steel wool or abrasives to remove the excess adhesive.
When cutting the grip off, make sure not to cut too deep to scratch the metal of the club.
Don't use steel wool or abrasives to remove the excess adhesive.

About The Author

Greg Lindberg is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree in creative writing. His professional writing experience includes three years of technical writing for an agriculture IT department and a major pharmaceutical company, as well as four years as staff writer for a music and film webzine.

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